The internet has made a lot of changes to the way we book our holidays and we no longer rely on travel agents as much as we once did. It is now relatively simple to book your flight direct with the carrier and then take your pick from many hotels featured online and design your own break. This might sound like a wonderful idea and if you are lucky it can all work out wonderfully. However, when you do organize your trips in this manner there are always opportunities for problems to occur.
It is widely believed that by doing it alone and organizing all of the elements of your trip separately you will save money but this isn’t always the case. Many of the travel companies that offer flight and hotel (useful to know is that in Danish they say fly og hotel for that term) packages will offer discounts to those who book both parts in one deal. This can sometimes significantly reduce the cost of the trip and make it far cheaper than when booked separately.
By booking your flight and hotel with one company you are pretty well covered should anything go wrong. If for example your flight is delayed or even cancelled then the cost of your whole break is covered. If you book separately then the hotel may not give a refund as it is not their fault that you couldn’t take advantage of their accommodation. Similarly, if you arrive late by a day due to delays then the hotel may have re-let your room and you might find that you have no place to stay. By keeping everything in one place the hotel should be made aware of any problems and the booking company should be able to find a secondary accommodation if one is needed.
No matter how many reviews you look at or how many picture galleries you view you can never know what a hotel is really like until you arrive for the first time. If you have stayed at the hotel before then obviously you will know how good its service is. However, if you have never been to the hotel then you might have a shock when you arrive. By using a travel company to book your hotel you are taking advantage of the experience that they have to offer. They will have already reviewed the hotel and if it hadn’t been up to scratch then it simply wouldn’t be offered to their clients. If you aren’t happy with your accommodation then there is a chance that they will move you and you won’t have to spend a day or two trying to find and book a new hotel.
So when it boils down to it by booking your flight and hotel through a recognized travel agency you are reducing the risk and making everything easier for yourself. When you are on holiday you want to relax and spend your time doing things you enjoy. You don’t need to be worrying about the accommodation or whether the return flight will be reliable. By booking your flight and hotel together you are doing everything you can to make your holiday easier.